Benny Benassi - Danceaholic
Five years after Benny Benassi released his chart-dominating album Electroman, the Italian maestro is once again satisfying the cravings of dance music addicts with the release of his new album Danceaholic, available now via Ultra Music.
The 15-track offering serves as a perfect blend of old and new, demonstrating Benassi’s forward-thinking approach and illustrious ability to remain relevant. Consisting of reworks of previously released tracks and a bevy of fresh new tunes as well as collaborations with both longtime dance veterans and up-and-coming artists, Danceaholic proves Benassi’s genre-defying capabilities to explore new styles outside of his electro-driven wheelhouse.
Benassi’s latest creation showcases seven tracks that have already destroyed dancefloors, anchored by his collaboration with Chris Brown “Paradise” which has undoubtedly become this summer’s anthem. “Paradise” has held strop in the Top 50 UK charts for nearly 10 weeks, boasting more than 40 million video streams and 18 million Spotify streams. Other reworks on the album include an updated version of the 2013 popular sing-along collaboration with Grammy Award-winning superstar John Legend, “Dance The Pain Away,” a deeper edit of the tech-house, chart-topping retro groove “I Wanna Be Disco” which Benassi teamed up with fellow Italian producer Chicco Secci on, and a slowed down ‘Back to the Future’ mix of “Who I Am,” Benassi’s 2015 collaboration with rising star Marc Benjamin. Additionally, Danceaholic reincarnates the heavy slammer “Shooting Helicopters,” featuring vocals from System of a Down frontman Serj Tankian, and “Gangsta,” the successful collaboration with fellow dance music mainstay MOGUAI. The LP is rounded out by a newer track released previously this year, the progressive house anthem “Even If,” which has nearly 2 million Spotify streams topped Beatport’s Progressive House charts.
Danceaholic also serves up a cocktail of new offerings that span the modern music landscape while maintaining Benassi’s iconic ‘Electroman’ sound. The titular single “Danceaholic” is a club-ready groove consisting of anthemic electro beats and distorted robotic vocals reminiscent of industry icons Daft Punk. “Out of Control” serves as the vocal version to “Beardo,” Benny’s self-dubbed alter ego which manifests in the an exceptional underground club track that overlays Richard Judge’s deep haunting vocals atop future house hybrid synths. Benassi also partnered up with fellow Italian producer and longtime cohort MazZz on three of the tracks, including the darker more emotional track “Carousel,” “Analog Heart,” which mashes electro-house and psytrance sounds with an uptempo trance beat, and heavy-hitting house slammer “West Coast Patrol” which the duo produced alongside Chris Nasty. Emblematic of Benassi’s more recent vocally-driven work, Danceaholic also features collaborations with stellar vocal artists including airy croons from synth-pop artist Sheare on “I Keep Running,” uplifting bellows from BullySongs on progressive feel-good anthem “Universe,” and smooth sensual wails from Fatherdude on the slow-churning electro groove “Pandemonium.”
Since launching to fame with his global smash “Satisfaction” in 2002, Benassi has established himself as a legend in his own right and even earned a Grammy for his 2007 remix of Public Enemy’s “Bring The Noise.” Soon after his collaboration with Chris Brown on the #1 pop-hit “Beautiful People” came his partnership with star vocalist Gary Go that yielded Cinema.
An EP of epic proportions, the original radio edit went Gold in the US and Platinum in both Australia and Canada, with Skrillex’s thunderous remix occupying the Top 100 on the iTunes US Dance Chart for five years and swooping a Grammy for “Best Remixed Recording" in the process.
01 Benny Benassi & Chris Brown – Paradise
02 Benny Bennasi – Danceholic
03 Benny Benassi feat. Richard Judge – Out Of Control
04 Benny Benassi feat. BullySongs – Universe
05 MOGUAI & Benny Benassi – Gangsta (Radio edit)
06 Benny Benassi & Vassy – Even If (Radio Edit)
07 Benny Benassi & MazZz feat. Elle Vee – Carousel
08 Chicco Secci & Benny Benassi feat. Bonnie Calean – I Wanna Be Disco (2016 Edit)
09 Benny Benassi & David Zowie feat. FATHERDUDE – Pandemonium
10 Benny Benassi feat. John Legend – Dance The Pain Away (2016 Edit)
11 Benny Benassi feat. Sheare – I Keep Running
12 Benny Benassi & Marc Benjamin feat. Christian Burns – Who I Am (Back To The Future Mix)
13 Benny Benassi x Chris Nasty X MazZz – West Coast Patrol
14 Benny Benassi feat. Serj Tankian – Shooting Helicopters
15 Benny Benassi & MaZzz – Analog Heart
16 Benny Benassi – I Wanna Be A DJ
17 Benny Benassi – Beardo (Radio Edit)
18 Benny Benassi – Back To The Pump